We train all ages and all abilities to feel confident, think critically and persuade artfully – and to have fun!
Our classes are affordable and we are transparent so there are no surprises – we offer an elite education to everyone equally.
Run by the best coaches in Canada with a combined 30+ years of coaching excellence and tournament results.
We offer the only B.C. Ministry of Education-approved debate program in Canada for elective credits that count towards your child’s BC Dogwood Diploma.
We have won 300 top awards and trophies at the world’s toughest Middle and High School debate tournaments including Stanford, Yale, Harvard, Georgetown and the Tournament of Champions.
HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT
B.C. approved debate program – Through the collective efforts of our experienced team and in partnership with HCOS, VDA has developed elective courses that can now be taken for B.C. credit toward graduation. We are the first and only debate program that offers B.C. Ministry of Education debate credit. Learn More . Learn More
Proven System of Success – VDA offers a step-by-step long-term strategy for student progress, using a proven curricula to help each student maximize their individual potential.
Life-Long Skills – Through our rigorous program, students not only gain debate and public speaking skills, but also advance their literacy and research skills, improve their self-esteem, and broaden their knowledge.
Individualized Development Plans – Our expert coaches know every student and provide individualized feedback that help each student grow and learn to maximize their own unique/personal style.